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BC-VT--Vermont News Digest 6 pm, VT

May 6, 2019

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Monday, May 6, 2019.

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Vermont. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the northern New England desk at 802-229-0577. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking news and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

TOP STORIES:

DEADLY WRONG-WAY CRASH

BURLINGTON, Vt. _ A Vermont man charged with killing five teenagers in a wrong-way crash almost three years ago was psychotic and delusional at the time and thus legally insane, his lawyer argued Monday during opening statements in his client’s murder trial. By Wilson Ring. SENT: 510 words.

IN BRIEF:

ANIMAL CRUELTY-HORSES: Vermont State Police say a woman is facing two counts of animal cruelty after three horses were found to have died and two others were suffering from starvation and parasitism on a Topsham property.

TROOPER SHOOTING: Vermont police say 19-year-man injured in a shooting involving a state trooper is accused of aggravated domestic assault, aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and resisting arrest.

BOOK AWARD NAME: The Vermont Department of Libraries says it is changing the name of a children’s book award that honors a prominent author and activist accused of once being connected to a movement that led to the sterilization of people with severe mental and physical disabilities.

GAS PRICES: Gas prices have risen slightly in northern New England.

TROOPER-SHOOTING: Police in Vermont say a man has been treated for minor injuries following a shooting involving a state trooper.

CHARLIE SAYS-VERMONT: Vermonter Jeremy Rosen is going to be in his home state for the debut of his movie “Charlie Says.”

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